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Attendance is limited to fifteen to keep the focus on interaction. Most of our meetings use a case-centered framework where attendees become the Board. And the Board must wrestle with the dilemmas in the case.
Discussions are turned into podcasts and are available on boardoptions.com.
LIGHT REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
Location for all meetings, unless otherwise noted:
Board Options at Riverside Center
Exit 22 on Route 128 is one Exit North of Route 9/Route 128 and one Exit South of Route Mass Pike/Route 128.
Get off at Exit 22 (Wellesley-Newton). Follow the signs for Grove Street/Newton. Coming from Route 128, 275 Grove Street is immediately past the Riverside Train Station on your left.
Jan. 25. "Review of Technology for Board Members." Bill Popeleski is CEO BP Global Solutions and has done work for KKR.
Feb. 22. (3:30-6:00PM) Case: "I Can't Stand That Brilliant But Arrogant Board Member……" Steve Jenks, Ph.D. and Fritz Steele, Ph.D. Co-Authors of The Arrogant Leader: Dealing with the Excesses of Power.
March 29. "Case: "We Want to Provide a Clear Incentive for the CEO But the Options Are Not Clear: sales volume vs. EBITD vs. share price vs. market share? What time line?" Thomas Wilson, Wilson Group. Tom is the author of Innovative Reward Systems for the Changing Workplace and (with Susan Malanowski) Rewarding Group Performance: An Approach to Designing and Implementing Incentive Pay Programs, and Rewards That Drive High Performance: Success Stories from Leading Organizations.
April 26. Case: "CEO/Chair of an Insurance Company Recommends a Change in the Board of Director Compensation Plan." Karthik Krishnan, Mentorworks, Inc. and Assoc. Professor of Finance, Northeastern University D'Amore McKim School of Business.
May 31. "We're going to fire that SOB. Are you with me?" You are an external Board member of a private equity dominated company and owe your role to the good relations you have with the Managing Partner of the PE Firm. The PE Partner of the portfolio company you sit in is "sick and tired" of the dysfunctional behavior of the Founder/CEO and wants him removed. Larry Stybel, Board Options, Inc.
June 28. "Institutional Turnaround:The Endicott College Story." Founded as a teachers' college for women, this nonprofit institution was slipping into failure. Turnaround CEO Richard Wylie explains the story of a how this institution has become a success.
July 26. Stephanie Sonnabend, former CEO of Sonnesta Hotels, will discuss a family-business oriented governance case.
September 27. Case: "The Compensation Committee is in a Catch 22." George Neble, former managing partner of E&Y's New England Region and Board member.